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( 6 September 2010 ) The debate over female clergy rumbles on but according to a new survey by Wedding Ideas Magazine, brides-to-be planning a church wedding appear indifferent to the sex of the priest marrying them. Church weddings account for around 55,000 marriages annually.

Wedding Ideas Magazine ran an online survey posing the question: “Would you prefer to be married by a male or female vicar?”. An overwhelming 90% of brides responded by saying they were unbothered, with 6.7% saying they would prefer a male vicar and 3.3% a female vicar.

Editor of Wedding Ideas Rachel Morgan says: “Brides opting for a traditional church wedding were unconcerned by whether they were married by a male or female. One respondent even said she felt being married by a lady was more special. Another said the...

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